Shrimp and other invertebrates are an extremely valuable food item. They are distinguished by high nutritional value, preventive and therapeutic properties. In nutritional value, they are similar to eggs, milk, significantly exceed the value of meat of animals and fish. The matter is primarily in the protein: there is a lot of it and it is rich in essential amino acids. Fat usually does not contain much, but polyunsaturated fatty acids predominate in it. If we talk about minerals, then invertebrates are simply a "concentrate": microelements in them are 50 times more than in meat. Plus a set of vitamins A, D, group B.